Mer UK is on a mission to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles in the UK. Through our rapidly growing network of EV charging infrastructure, we’re building a brand with a strong reputation for reliability and sustainability, increasing EV confidence with UK businesses and drivers.
Established in 2009, Mer is a fully owned subsidiary of Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy in the UK, employing over 4,000 people across 17 countries worldwide.
Now operating in several key markets across Northern Europe, Austria and the UK, Mer has more than 10,000 public charge points in operation across its Pan-European footprint, delivered through partnerships with recognisable brands across retail, automotive, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Also part of the Mer UK family is Mer Fleet Services, offering leading workplace, home, fleet and depot charging solutions from our County Durham office.
Together, the Mer UK team has already secured over 20,000 subscribers to its public charging network app consisting of over 1,000 public charging sockets. Our network growth is accelerating to underpin the UK’s transition to electric vehicles. We are looking for new team members who align to these values, have a passion for electric vehicles and want to play a key role in the UK’s transition to cleaner mobility.
You'll join our existing Installation Manager with your focus being to lead and manage our Field team ensuring our customers receive a seamless and efficient Installation service.
This role will be primarily office based from our HQ in Consett, County Durham however there will be an element of travel involved from time to time visiting customer sites. For this reason you will be provided with a Company vehicle, mobile phone, fuel and expenses card for work purposes.
Your responsibilities and duties will involve but are not limited to:
-Day to day management of our existing sub-contractors, electricians and groundworkers, including performance management, absence management, recruitment interviews and assisting with the onboarding process as and when required.
-Managing the logistical planning (P8) process ensuring jobs are planned in and liaising with the in-house planning department so each job has a clear and structured.
-Ensure that Health and Safety is being followed on site and the field teams have all completed the relevant training
-Carry out onsite inspections, audits of work to maintain a high standard
-Check the electrical certificates and perform duties as a NICEIC qualified supervisor
-Manage our customer maintenance cycle including Health and Safety paperwork, van checks and liaise with other internal colleagues
What we would like from you:
-5 years minimum spent as a Commercial Electrician with proven Installation experience.
-The successful candidate will have proven management experience, can be resilient and will have no issues building successful working relationships
-Experience in logistical planning
-Strong communicator, can manage your time effectively and plan your day accordingly ensuring you are well-organised and confident in managing remote employees.
-Soft skills are vital to the success of this role, as the majority of our field staff are not based within the Head Office the majority of conversations will happen via telephone.
-NVQ Level 3 qualified or City & Guilds equivalent
-Valid ECS Card
-Clean UK Driving Licence
-Experience in Logistical planning
-Electrical and Installation experience
We have an impressive benefits package and this roles is no different! The starting salary for this role is £42k and you can look forward to receiving the below:
-Annual Company Bonus Scheme
-25 days annual leave which increase with service
-Birthday day off
-Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme
-Health Care Cash Plan
-EV and Hybrid Salary Sacrifice Scheme
-Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme
-Free Home charger
We are big on giving back to our local community and fundraising for charities therefore all employees will receive 2 CSR days as part of their benefits package. This means two days off fully paid a year to use for a good cause! Whether this be running a marathon or volunteering at a food bank we want everyone to be able to get involved.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: From £42,000 per year
- Casual dress
- Company car
- Company events
- Employee discount
- Free parking
- Health & wellbeing programme
- On-site parking
- Referral programme
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
Work Location: In person